Saturday, October 3, 2009

Idle musings

- Quote of the week: "What does it open?" Christina Applegate, Lee Denim Day national spokeperson, after being presented the key to the city (Kansas City, MO) yesterday. Lee Denim Day benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which supports the prevention of breast cancer.

- So, will David Letterman offer up a public apology to the various philanderers he made jokes about on his show, given his confessions of this week?

- When I hear Verne Lundquist's voice on a sports telecast I think of all the wonderful moments he has witnessed as an announcer. His call of "yes sir!" when Jack Nicklaus birdied 16 at The Masters in 1986 is still a classic. But, the dude has truly lost a step or two--his opening of today's Georgia-LSU telecast was painful.

- The NASCAR Nation descends on Kansas Speedway this weekend. A NASCAR official told me they expect a sellout at the Sprint Cup race tomorrow despite reports to the contrary. He states that the tracks which, not surprisingly, have had the most empty seats are Michigan Speedway and Dover. The race on the Kansas side of the city will compete with the Kansas City Chiefs-New York Giants game at Arrowhead Stadium.

- In football, why is blocking in the back only called as a penalty on returns? Is a celebration penalty really worthy of 15 yards when you consider that a facemask or horse collar penalty nets the same amount of yardage?

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